21 Feb

David Cicilline to lead RI Foundation

Contact: Michael J. Cerio | michael@ceriocommunications.com | (401) 743-8269

United Way of Rhode Island Statement: David Cicilline to lead RI Foundation

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (Feb. 21, 2023) — From Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO, United Way of Rhode Island:

“Today’s announcement that David Cicilline will be the next president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation is good news for all who call the Ocean State home.

“United Way of Rhode Island has enjoyed a strong, longtime relationship with David, who has been a ferocious advocate for the critical issues our state faces. And while there is no shortage of work that lies ahead, it is impossible to question David’s commitment to our state and his passion for bettering the lives of all Rhode Islanders.

“If we are truly to move forward as a state, a continued, strong partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way is pivotal. There is undeniable intersectionality in our work, in the goals we share, and in our combined ability to address what are very complex issues.

“I am excited for all David will bring to his role leading the Rhode Island Foundation, and value and appreciate that he understands the status quo is not working for our neighbors when they need us most.”


United Way of Rhode Island is uniting our community and resources to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders. A member of the world’s largest nonprofit network, we bring together individuals, businesses, nonprofits, community leaders, and government to tackle the root causes of inequity and achieve specific, measurable goals. Our programs include 211, the statewide front door connecting Rhode Islanders with social services, resources, and vital programs. Both directly and through grants to nonprofits, we are investing to build economic opportunity, advance childhood learning, expand philanthropy, and drive policy and participation. To learn more, visit unitedwayri.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.